You might be surprised to know that the LIANZA Office consists of only three people.
Our executive director, communications advisor and office and design manager are a tight team who get things done. If you have any questions, need help, or simply have a brilliant idea or two –
get in touch!
LIANZA Presidents serve a three-year presidential term, with consecutive one-year terms as President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President.
The three Presidents work closely together to deliver on LIANZA’s strategic mission and strategic plan.
The LIANZA Council provide governance, policy and strategic direction for the Association and is made up of the three presidents: President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, a treasurer, and from 2023, four elected and two appointed council members.
LIANZA wouldn't be the strong organisation it is today without the hard work of the volunteers on our standing committees, advisory groups, project working groups and various other volunteer roles.
LIANZA has active regional or special interest communities. These communities use LIANZA as a platform to connect and get things done. Special interest communities are formed by our members, for our members. Join one today!
OUR COMMITTEES & BOARDS
STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT
The LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright advises LIANZA Council and the membership on copyright issues affecting libraries and information services, lobby on behalf of the library community, provide advice and resources on this area and make submissions on copyright legislation.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION BOARD
STANDING COMMITTEE ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
The LIANZA Standing Committee on Freedom of Information advises the LIANZA Council and membership on issues of freedom of access to information, intellectual freedom and privacy and supports advocacy on these issues. The LSCFOI is working on a framework of position statements and an update of the LIANZA Privacy Statement.
TE RŌPŪ WHAKAHAU
Te Rōpū Whakahau is the national body representing Māori within the library and information profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.
LIANZA’s formal partnership with Te Rōpū Whakahau began in 1995 – the goal of this partnership was to provide mutual support and to set a visible example of the partnership principles described in the Treaty of Waitangi.
This partnership structure changed with the new LIANZA governance structure in 2022. LIANZA has made a commitment to work in partnership with Te Rōpū Whakahau at all levels of the organisation, by providing mutual support and a visible example of the partnership principles described in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.